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Migration in far West Nepal. Challenging migration categories and theoretical lenses


Poertner, E; Junginger, M; Müller-Böker, U (2011). Migration in far West Nepal. Challenging migration categories and theoretical lenses. Critical Asian Studies, 43(4):661-665.

Abstract

In this reply to Ronald Skeldon’s comment on their article, “Migration in Far West Nepal” (Critical Asian Studies 43 (1) 2011), the authors stress the need to overcome the categorical dichotomy between “international” and “internal” migration by thoroughly considering the conditions and characteristics different types of cross-border regimes encompass for migrants. They furthermore argue that choosing the “right” theoretical approach or conceptual framework depends on the kinds of research questions that need to be answered. By understanding migration as a social practice, the authors favor a multi-dimensional approach to migration, one that does not place economic motives over others. Ultimately, they call for a reconciliation of different—competing—perspectives on migration.

Abstract

In this reply to Ronald Skeldon’s comment on their article, “Migration in Far West Nepal” (Critical Asian Studies 43 (1) 2011), the authors stress the need to overcome the categorical dichotomy between “international” and “internal” migration by thoroughly considering the conditions and characteristics different types of cross-border regimes encompass for migrants. They furthermore argue that choosing the “right” theoretical approach or conceptual framework depends on the kinds of research questions that need to be answered. By understanding migration as a social practice, the authors favor a multi-dimensional approach to migration, one that does not place economic motives over others. Ultimately, they call for a reconciliation of different—competing—perspectives on migration.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:06 Dec 2011 13:33
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 14:04
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1467-2715
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2011.623531

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